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Tumalo Irrigation District - Field Supervisor

Posted: 1/4/2022
Salary​: $32.00 - $37.00 DOE
Location: Bend, OR

This full-time position is being advertised January 2022 until filled. Applications/resume with cover letter should be submitted to the District office at

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Top candidates will receive an interview, and interviews will be held until the position is filled. Start date is flexible and negotiable, but candidates are encouraged to be ready, willing, and able to start as soon as possible.


Appointment to the position is through an open competitive process and will be based on the General Manager’s evaluation of merit, qualification, experience, and character. The starting wage for this position is competitive with similar jobs in the State and negotiable depending on experience


Starting Wage: $32.00 to $37.00 DOE

Benefits (after 6-month probationary period): Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), District contribution to Retirement plan, 8 paid holidays/year, 5-15 days paid vacation/year (based on tenure), 10 days paid sick leave/year, District vehicle.

Location: Bend, OR

Mandatory Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of a two-year degree with college course work in agriculture or engineering or related field or any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
  • A minimum of 10 years of supervisory experience in irrigation district operations, maintenance, or construction.
  • Understanding of State and Federal water law and the ORS and OAR’s that guide irrigation district operations.
  • At least a basic understanding of electronics and wiring.
  • Strong computer, networking and communication skills, Basic programing, SQL, and GIS systems.
  • Highly positive, independent, resourceful, and motivated individual – able to solve problems and work productively with minimal supervision and assistance.

Special Job Requirements:

  • Employee must live within (30) minutes of District facilities (Bend, OR).
  • Employee required to take off-hours emergency callouts (including weekends) one week per month.
  • Maintain CPR/AED and Standard First Aid certifications as applicable.

Essential Functions:

  • Under administrative direction, plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the District's water operations, including water delivery systems; coordinate activities with outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Manager.
  • Assist with implementing Board policies and programs; assists with budget development and review.
  • Assist in maintaining water rights and other District records, including mapping (GIS) and document preparation.
  • Assist District landowners with water rights, beneficial use, and other irrigation issues.
  • Monitor conditions and performance of the District water conveyance and telemetry systems. Arrange and implement necessary maintenance actions.
  • The collection of diversion and usage data and the retrieval of water usage and diversion data in a user-friendly format and be able to attend meetings and intelligently discuss our data.
  • Assist in the design and installation of new open canal and pipeline water measurement sites, the maintenance of existing sites in the field, and to insure a high-quality control of the accuracy of both our diversions and on-farm deliveries. The development and implementation of a ditch-riders record keeping system.
  • Assist in project management involving multiple contractors and sub-contractors, keep projects on time and on budget.
  • Performs and oversees trench excavation and backfill work.
  • Performs and oversees concrete and construction and concrete repairs.
  • Performs and oversees basic to advanced carpentry work.

Other Duties:

  • Responds to emergency repair requests.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints for fabrication assignments.
  • Maintains records of maintenance and inventory of all assigned equipment.
  • Ensures proper safety precautions are observed.
  • Operate district vehicles and equipment in performing system construction, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Travel throughout Deschutes and Klamath counties.  May require travel outside of the area for training, meetings, and conferences.


The specific statements shown in each section of this job description are not intended to be all- inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job and meeting the needs of the district.